Rand Paul, Matt Bevin blast budget deal

December 11, 2013 | | Comments 1

Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul and Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Republican  primary, both criticized the Ryan-Murray budget deal Wednesday.

“This deal blows a hole in our budget by boosting spending this year by $60 billion and piling on $7 trillion of new debt in the next ten years,” Paul said on Facebook. “It raises taxes and continues the Washington gimmick of increasing spending while promising future spending cuts that never take place.”

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks with reporters in Midway, Ky., on May 24, 2013. Photo by Jack Brammer | Staff

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul speaks with reporters in Midway, Ky., on May 24, 2013. Photo by Jack Brammer | Staff

Paul also issued this statement: “There is a recurring theme in Washington budget negotiations. It’s ‘I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.’ I think it’s a huge mistake to trade sequester cuts now, for the promise of cuts later. The small sequester spending cuts were not nearly enough to address our deficit problem. Undoing tens of billions of this modest spending restraint is shameful and must be opposed. I cannot support a budget that raises taxes and never balances, nor can I support a deal that does nothing to reduce our nation’s $17.3 trillion debt.”

Louisville businessman Matt Bevin, who is running against Sen. Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Republican primary, called out McConnell, who had yet to issue a statement Wednesday: “Again, Mitch McConnell is missing in action when our nation most needs leadership. Instead of leading, he is dodging a major issue while waiting to see which way the political winds are blowing. This deal is bad for America because it raises spending in the short-term for long-term cuts that everyone knows will never happen. McConnell should lead Republicans in demanding a deal that, at a bare minimum, sticks to the existing savings of the sequester.”

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  1. KennethA says:

    To figure out who the two US Senators of Kentucky are takes a study of their actions.
    Big Mc comes out of the Political Closet on different issues depending upon his opposition and if any re-election to his office seat is at stake or if political donations suggest a different viewpoint.
    Senator Scrooge, as he was apply referred go by Columnist Ruth Marcus, has what appears as two or more personalities.One has the habit of stealing others intellectual property to elevate his ego. Another exaggerates and misuses statistics to reinforce misguided cognitive comprehensions. I would expected more than from one who has attained his level of Post Graduate Education. He in his trained profession would be facing malpractice. The Political Doctor obviously can not consider the facts of a condition such as unemployment and diagnosis a proper treatment.
    A Scientific Approach in any procedure requires the observation, gathering of varible, verifying the statistics and conditions, and then provide a hypothesis and diagnosis an application to change the situation. Theory can only be established with facts and proven results.In any prescribed treatment there are contraindications, and this is learned as an Intern. Often a specialist is needed in areas that a Doctor does not know all the facts and responses to decisions. Dr Scrooge needs to look at responses to other previous attempts to solve problems with the labor market. The 1% viewpoint is limited and slanted and is not a representative group for analysis. Science
    often uses a double blind study where personal opinions and prejudices do not enter into the decision making process.
    The Electorate is left only with the alternative of Prayer that those in position to diagnosis and prescribe treatments have a Divine Intervention and are not the result of temptation by Serpents.